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Run from this place
none (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 15, 2017
CSA is going downhill fast. Pay is much lower than industry standard and there is a lot of turnover. No communication whatsoever, no clear direction where the company is headed. No new work being won. Management needs work.
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Benefits
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Salary, lack of communication, poor management
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One of the Best Places To Work....EVER
Executive Assistant (DoD Secret Clearance) (Former Employee) –  Washington Navy Yard, DCDecember 13, 2017
When I think of CSA, I think it to be one of the best places to work. The company is very savvy, they pick the right people that can fit in anywhere. Leadership/upper management are very down to earth and very approachable. They are not all talk about what they can do or will do. The company and leadership are VERY engaging and are always looking for ways to bring the team together...including the owners. The company is flexible and I would work with them again if the opportunity presented itself.
Pros
Very Engaged, Culture is great, Fair, benefits are wonderful
Cons
Bonus - same people seem to get bonuses
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Short Lived but Enjoyed
Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VANovember 2, 2017
A very competitve company but lacked vision and completely reversed on their growth model right in the middle of execution.
Enjoyable work environment including peers and leadership.
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Great work culture is worth any of the cons
Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 12, 2017
Many contracting companies sacrifice their employees to fill positions. They believe in throwing people at contracts to get the job done and collect a paycheck. Some companies recognize that they need to treat their employees well so they perform well (most companies are in this category). CSA goes even further and pours into their employees, defending them from hostile government clients and always having their employee's backs. CSA puts so much effort in doing business differently than any other company that their confidence in their configuration management develops a positive, close environment of professionalism and teamwork.

For example, CSA proactively helps their employees with their career progression. If you want to get into a different field of contracting that CSA does not have a contract in, they will use their personal contacts to help you get the job you want. They will make every effort to move you and pay you on overhead if need be if your contract ends. That's how pro-active and kind they are. There's no other contracting company out there that does that.

You don't have to treat your employees poorly to provide exceptional client service. Rather, the opposite is true, and CSA has proven this.
Pros
Benefits, Great culture that is worth any small dip in pay
Cons
salary is average, the growth of the company sometimes brings difficulties
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CSA is a small consulting firm. I liked most of the people.
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VASeptember 12, 2017
I had no problems or issues with CSA. A lot of people got laid off from the program where I worked. A lot of people were unhappy and found jobs elsewhere.
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SPAWAR not a nice place to work
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 8, 2017
CSA is a nice company. The folks are good to you, but their client (US Navy at SPAWAR) is not a good client. Very difficult to work with and not a rewarding experience.
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Oustanding Culture
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAAugust 29, 2017
Great relaxed professional atmosphere. Highly recommend you seek them out to begin your GOV experience for continued experience for further growth with US GOV positions and employment.

You will learn from senior and military leaders on day to day professionalism and how to handle stressful situations.

management are easy to approach and work with, eager to share experiences.

great atmosphere with all employees. Company does a lot to get everyone involved in activities and community events as a team.

There is NO hard part of the job. Show up work hard and get rewarded.
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Benefits
Cons
You work hard
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A Great Company With More Growing To Do
Project Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 13, 2017
Loved the enviornment at CSA. It was a great company to work for and is slowly growing. It's great to be a part of a company that is going places. Everyone at CSA was a pleasure and the managment really takes care of their staff.
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Growing consultant firm headed in the right direction.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 11, 2017
CSA has grown immensely and has taken strides to improve their customer engagement while remembering to focus on employee development. Their culture is unlike an other company I have worked for. The focus on a work/life balance and promote from within.
Pros
Benefits package, company funded adventures, picninc, happy hours
Cons
They are constrained by the DON contracting environment.
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Productive and dedicated
Budget Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VAMay 2, 2017
I have learned the different requirements and ways to support clients by provident excellent service. I have learned and experienced several points of view as a Business Consultant.
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Excellent Company
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 20, 2017
Excellent Management team and staff teams to work with, the best work environment culture I have been around hard working, hard chargers!! Friendly and courteous, always willing to lend a hand if possible or help get you out of a jam, Outstanding TEAMWORK! The best benefits package I have seen in a while.
Pros
Benefit Package, Teamwork
Cons
Contract work
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Run in another direction
A peron at a desk (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 28, 2017
The only great thing about this company are the benefits. Salaries are below par (as they bid so low on the contracts), unless you are in the "inner circle" you will need to leave for promotions or higher pay. Management only wants to hear about sunshine and rainbows, has zero follow through (will tell you want you want to hear so you go away) and will act surprised when you quit. If you need a place to start to get some experience, start here, then run away as fast as you can.
Pros
Health Insurance
Cons
Everything else
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Great benefits
Senior Program Specialist (ITSM) (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCFebruary 20, 2017
Company paid medical! Current customer is quite a challenge due to "silos" and a very complex organizational structure. More can be done to grow the business there.
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Great for getting started
Systems Analyst - Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Mechanicsburg, PAFebruary 13, 2017
The company is great for getting your foot in the door, but does not seem to be a place for career advancement. The company culture is great, but expect to stay where you start.
Pros
Benefits, culture
Cons
pay, not career path
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Used to be a good company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 19, 2017
The owners seem to have taken much of the equity out of the company by buying restaurants, building mansions, and traveling the world instead of reinvesting it back into the business. The company will go large in 2019. The leadership talks a good game but should follow the advise they preach to juniors. Many good people leave due to salary limitations and bad management.
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Good place to work, not great at breaking out of the bubble.
Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 12, 2016
The company is good for getting your foot in the door, but is heavily focused in specific markets with little appetite to expand outside of it. This means unless you want to be in that field...look elsewhere.
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Great place to work
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 23, 2016
I really enjoyed the people I worked with. They were extremely helpful and good-natured. I felt like a valued member of the team.
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Great co-workers with horrible middle and upper management
Analyst I (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 29, 2016
A pretty interesting company to work for, unheard of, amazing benefits package. It all depends on your luck of the draw with middle management. Some people are awesome and some are the absolute worst. Do a very horrible job of picking people who would actually be good managers as opposed to their favorites. They drive away amazing talent by working them to death without any reprieve. If you are good, they notice, and give you more responsibility with no more pay until they break your back.
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Excellent company
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 11, 2015
CSA is an amazing organization and one would be hard pressed to do better. CSA is a growing defensed contractor with locations in beautiful San Diego, Washington DC and Mechanicsburg, PA. The benefits package doesn't get any better than FREE. That is right the medical benefits offered are a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO that is offered to employees and their entire family at zero cost to the employee and begins immediately upon hire.
Pros
Flexible and Generous
Cons
Compenstion slightly below industry norm
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Growing company aiming to create culture in East Coast
Associate (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VAJuly 9, 2015
CSA in general attempts to address employee concerns and to promote the best work and collaborative work environment. However, there appears to be consistent doubt across the board on employee competency.
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